16 Jul 2019

A super line up of events for 2019

We’ve got some great events happening here at Capel-le-Ferne in 2019 – and we are working hard to fill the rest of the calendar. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but when there is something extra on offer, it really makes a day out special. And don’t forget the cafe and shop are always open, too. There’s more useful information here

 

Spitfires over Capel-le-Ferne

Our friends from Aero Legends offer unique flights alongside – or even inside – vintage aircraft, including the iconic Spitfire. The good news for us is that most of their flights take in the Memorial, giving those of us watching from the ground almost as much of a thrill as those who are experiencing the trip of a lifetime.

So come down to the site on any of the dates below and you stand a great chance of seeing a Spitfire, Hurricane – or perhaps even both – in the sky over the Memorial. Even the accompanying aircraft – a De Havilland Devon… Read more

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8 Aug 2019

Historic vehicles enjoy our special backdrop

The latest group of auto enthusiasts to have shown their cars off against our equally impressive backdrop is the Maidstone Historic Vehicle Group, which purred and snarled its way on to the site on Wednesday. The cars’ owners showed off their highly polished, lovingly cared-for vehicles during a stop en route to their final destination […]… Read more

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1 Aug 2019

Top award for speaker Sophy

One of our upcoming Sunday afternoon speakers has been awarded a major prize from the Royal Air Force. Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) is due to give a unique, in-depth insight into the subject of The RAF and Memorials when she visits The Wing on Sunday 6 October. This week Sophy, who is […]… Read more

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8 Jul 2019

Another great Memorial Day

There were plenty of VIPs on parade, but the real star of our 79th Memorial Day was Wing Cdr Paul Farnes DFM, former Hurricane pilot, Battle of Britain Ace and one of the remaining members of the Few. Wing Cdr Farnes, who will be an impressive 101 next week, also featured on the big screen […]… Read more

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3 Jul 2019

Memorial Day – this Sunday!

The marquees are up, the team is gathering and Capel-le-Ferne is a hive of activity as the Trust, contractors, staff and volunteers pull together to prepare for the highlight of the Trust’s year – our annual Memorial Day. The Trust is hoping that Wing Cdr Paul Farnes DFM, one of the remaining members of the […]… Read more

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10 Jun 2019

Musical tribute to the men of D-Day

Gleaming Rolls Royces and fantastic tunes created a great backdrop for visitors to the Memorial on Sunday. Even the weather stayed fair as Folkestone Rock Choir and the talented young musicians of the Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra (KYJO) entertained the crowds at the clifftop site at an event that celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day. […]… Read more

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28 May 2019

New date fixed for eagerly anticipated talk

A new date has been fixed for a Sunday afternoon Wing talk that had to be rescheduled from its original May programming. Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) will provide a unique, in-depth insight into the subject of The RAF and Memorials when she visits The Wing on Sunday 6 October.  A Trustee of […]… Read more

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22 May 2019

Rock and Rolls Royce at our D-Day event

Join us at our D-Day 75th Anniversary event on Sunday 9 June, when we will be welcoming some great musicians and some fabulous cars to a very special free event here at the site . The Memorial site at Capel-le-Ferne will be welcoming the singers of the Folkestone Rock Choir and the talented young musicians […]… Read more

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15 May 2019

Meet our September speaker – on video

One of our future guest speakers features in a video of a recent event held at the University of Worcester. Jim Nicolson, the nephew of James Nicolson, the only Fighter Command pilot to have been awarded the Victoria Cross, shared the platform at the event with Battle of Britain historian Dilip Sarkar MBE, a great […]… Read more

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